‘It’s inhumane’: Assistant DA uncovers deplorable conditions at local apartments with no AC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Residents living at the Serenity at Highland apartments are entering week three without air-conditioning.

“I’m on oxygen, the heat triggers it with COPD,” said Raymond Rogers, a resident.

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Monday, Fox13 returned to the complex with Assistant District Attorney Michael McCusker.

“So there’s lots of issues,” he said. “So what I need to do is talk with all our partners, code enforcement. I  know they’re looking at the issue and I know environmental court has the ability to help address these.”

McCusker said he wants to work with the management of the complex and bring the needed agencies together to resolve the issues.

McCusker noticed several issues that concerned him, including no hot water and a black substance in some of the units, which he believes may be black mold.

Fox13 reached out to the management company that oversees the complex and was told parts have been ordered for the air-conditioning units.

“I enjoy where I live. It’s suitable for me. But the conditions are just ridiculous,” said Rogers.

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